Find the preliminary programme for ICHC 2019 here. We will update this page continuously, some changes in the schedule can still occur! Also, some information will be updated (chairs, etc). For details of the sessions please scroll down, since here is more information below the schedule.

Schedule edition July 4th


Sunday 14/07






Key-note lectures:

K1 Peter Barber – Context is everything...

K2 Djoeke van Netten – Reading maps in Golden Age Amsterdam and beyond

Practical announcements


Welcome and exposition in Allard Pierson


Monday 15/07



Parallel Sessions

S1 Maps and Water – part 1. Maximazaal. (chair: Sjoerd de Meer and Diederick Wildeman):

P1 Bruno Almeida – Through his “Wright” eyes: Analysing nautical chart problems in the sixteenth century

P2 Tom Harper – Additional uses for Henricus Hondius’s map of the English Fenland (1632)

P3 Victoria Morse – Meanings of Rivers on Late Medieval Maps

S2 Colour and Decoration. Leeszaal (chair: Francis Herbert):

P4 Ad Stijnman – Maps and Plans Printed in Colour before 1820

P5 Karen Severud Cook – The Technological Migration of Emerging Design Concepts: Symbolising Geology on Maps by Combining Colors, Tints and Patterns, 1790-1970

P6 Chet Van Duzer – Print in a Manuscript Realm: The Use of Hand-Stamps in the Decoration of Renaissance Nautical Charts

S3 (Special Session 1) has been moved to Tuesday 13.30-15.00! 


Coffee break


S4 Plenary session 1. Maximazaal. (chair: Marco van Egmond):

P10 Jean-Baptiste Piggin – Map Orientation in the World of the Tabula Peutingeriana (CANCELED)

P11 Joaquim Alves Gaspar – Maps and nautical charts historically: two of a kind or different cartographic paradigms?

P12 Marian Coman – Turkey in Europe. The Versatility of a Cartographic Template


Lunch break




S5 Maps and Water – Part 2. Maximazaal. (chair: Sjoerd de Meer and Diederick Wildeman):

P13 Ansari Taha – Mapping living heritage: the foggara of Adrar, Algeria

P14 Weichung Cheng – Sailing along the Riverbanks and Shores: Re-constructing the Visual Representation of a 17th-century Dutch Itinerary Map of Taipei Basin

P15 Linda Rui Feng – Sources of the Yellow River on Ming Dynasty Maps: Hydrography, Cosmography, and Geographical Knowledge

P16 Charlotta Forss – From New Sweden to Pennsylvania: Early modern maps of the Delaware River

S6a Historiography. Leeszaal. (chair: Josef Konvitz):

P17 Eleanor Coulter – Mapping History: Time and Place in the Historical Geography of Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville

P18 Jörn Seemann – Searching for Cartographic Arguments: Historical Maps in J.B. Harley’s Writings

S6b Nineteenth-Century Map Publishers. Chair: Zef Segal

P19 Alexander Sievers – Acting globally - German Map Publishers and the International Map Trade during the 19th Century

P20 Ronald E. Grim – ‘Compiled from Official Sources’: Using Official Government Surveys to Promote Land Sales and Partisan Politics in Pre-Civil War Kansas and Nebraska

S7 Special Session 2: Mapping the Northern Pacific: transnational knowledge, instruments, representations (organisers: Katherine Parker and Edward Boyle).

Mauritszaal. Chair: Felix Driver:

P21 Edward Boyle – Knowledge, Security and “Cartographic Anxiety”: Creating and utilising cartographic knowledge in nineteenth-century Japan

P22 Katherine Parker – Looking Northward: A Comparative Analysis of Two Maps Showing the North Pacific Before Cook

P23 Vasilii Shchepkin – Perception, exploration, representation and mapping of Ainu lands in Russia and Japan in 18th century

P24 Yuto Ishibashi – British connections in the early Japanese hydrographic surveying, c. 1860-1880


Coffee break


Welcome and exposition in The Royal Palace on the Dam in Amsterdam 


Tuesday 16/07


Parallel Sessions

S8 Maps and Water – Part 3. Mauritszaal. (chair: Sjoerd de Meer and Diederick Wildeman):

P25 Henrique Leitão – Ptolemaic cartographic prescription versus nautical charting: A forgotten sixteenth century scientific debate

P26 Benjamin Khoo Jun Qi – Navigation, Competition, Representation: Mapping the Straits of Melaka, 1502 – 1688

P27 Isabelle Delumeau – Charting the north Atlantic waters in the 19th Century: an innovative cooperation between navy officers and fishermen

S9 Colonial Cartography – Part 1. Leeszaal. (chair: Kees Zandvliet):

P28 Danielle Gravon – 'Kandy is new Flanders': Cartographic propaganda in the mapping of Dutch Ceylon

P29 Gloria Kuzur and Swagata Basu – Colonial Cartographies of Violence, Drama and Tradition: French Regional Mapping in India during the eighteenth century

P30 Wolbert Smidt – Lazarist maps of Ethiopia between local knowledge and imperialistic claims

S10 Special Session 3: Imaging the World: New Views, New Interpretations (organiser: Jana Moser). Maximazaal. Chair: Nick Baron:

P31 Jana Moser – Goode’s School Atlases and the idea of an ecological worldview around 1920

P32 Laura Pflug – Ordering the World: The Concept of the Five Continents on Maps from Late Qing China (CANCELED)

P33 Matthew H. Edney – Cosmography, Geopolitics, and the Terraqueous Globe: Competing World Views in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Europe


Coffee break


S11 Plenary session 2. Maximazaal. (chair: Martijn Storms):

P34 Mario Cams – The Martini-Blaeu Atlas of China (1655): Origins and Supporting Networks

P35 André Reyes Novaes – Exploration maps as hybrid documents in Jaime Cortesão’s historical narratives

P36 Lin Hong – The Cartographic Method of Martino Martini's Novus Atlas Sinensis


Lunch break


Workshops (in Leiden, registration required):

W1 Roeland Emaus – Map deconstruction: an informed use of historical maps in GIS (location: University of Leiden)

W2 Arie van Steensel, Roos van Oosten and Ellen Gehring – From Old Maps to Digital Tools: Mapping Historical Leiden (location: Erfgoed Leiden)


Parallel Sessions

S12 Special Session 4: Seizing the Islamicate World: Map Composition and Use in Islamicate Societies (10th-17th c.) (organiser: Nadja Danilenko). Maximazaal. Chair: Jean-Charles Ducène:

P37 Nadja Danilenko – The Islamicate World in Pieces: Envisioning the Tenth-Century Abbasid Realm Through al-Iṣṭakhrī’s Maps

P38 Yossef Rapoport – Coordinates on medieval maps. Mathematical cartography in Islam

P39 Pınar Emiralioğlu – Cartographic Knowledge and Imperial Power in the Seventeenth Century Ottoman Empire

S13 Colonial Cartography – Part 2. Mauritszaal. (chair: Kees Zandvliet):

P40 Bertie Mandelblatt – The Secret Voices of Maps: Independent Economic Activity on Colonial Maps of the Caribbean, 1500-1800

P41 Lucía Rodríguez Arrillaga – Mapping and territorialisation processes in transimperial spaces: the Río de la Plata region in the crossing of the Iberian empires (XVIII-XIX centuries)

P42 Valquiria Ferreira da Silva – Father Cocleo's geographical map: Dutch and Portuguese cartography in the representation of the American occupation

S3 (MOVED FROM MONDAY!) Special Session 1: Between the Map and the Landscape: ‘Drawing’ Borders as an Act of Translation (organisers: Catherine Gibson, Verena Bunkus and Louis le Douarin). Leeszaal. Chair: Martin Vailly:

P7 Catherine Gibson – Moving Between Scales: Uses of Cartographical Knowledge in the Delimitation of the Estonian-Latvian Border in 1920

P8 Verena Bunkus – Borders on the Map, Borders on the Ground. Materialisation and Visualisation of Marienwerder Boundary Area, 1920-1930s

P9 Louis Le Douarin – Charting the desert boundaries of the Levant States: the French Topographic Bureau;s move towards the east


Coffee break


Parallel Sessions

S14 Colonial Cartography – Part 3. Maximazaal. (chair: Kees Zandvliet):

P43 Guillaume Gaudin – Maps and demarcation between Spain and Portugal after the first return voyage from the Philippines through the Pacific Ocean (1564-1568)

P44 Joy Slappnig and Felix Driver – Between the Indigenous map and colonial cartography: a Tibetan map of Sikkim at the Royal Geographical Society

S15 Urban Cartography. Mauritszaal. (chair: Colin Dupont):

P45 Lucia Nuti – The issue of city mapping in the Ottoman sixteenth century

P46 Minna Vuohelainen – Mapping the ‘Nether World’: Charles Booth, George Gissing and Contemporary Journalists in Late-Nineteenth-Century Clerkenwell

S16 Maps and Education. Leeszaal. (chair: Ferjan Ormeling):

P47 Carla Lois – Learning with maps, learning through making maps. The epistemological value of map drawing skills promoted in school texts between late 19th and mid 20th centuries

P48 Zef Segal – Putting the World on Paper: maps and enlightenment in early Hebrew journals


Bus transfer to The Hague (registration required) 


Welcome and exposition in the Royal Library and National Archives in The Hague, registration required


Wednesday 17/07


Poster Session

Po1 Göran Bäärnhielm – Transformation of a chartbook - Piri Reis’ sailing handbook reused for a survey of Mediterranean vegetation and architecture

Po2 Peter Barber, with assistance from Daniel Soukoup – Mapping prejudice: the Moravian Segregation Plans of 1727-1728

Po3 Jesús Burgueño and Montse Guerrero – The Maps of Julius Caesar’s battles in Hispania: A commission made by Napoleon III to Queen Isabella II of Spain (1865)

Po4 Enali De Biaggi – Planning the expansion of Lyon in the XIXth century – the maps from L. Dignoscyo for the Hospices Civils de Lyon

Po5 Brenda Yasmin Degger – The four parts of the world: the continents as women in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries

Po6 Joost Depuydt – New light on the Utopia map of Abraham Ortelius

Po7 Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann – A Manuscript Japanese World Map (1886) in the Banco Santos Collection (São Paulo, Brazil): a Japanese Map-maker in Latin America?

Po8 João Carlos Garcia and Luís Miguel Moreira – Discussing and drawing borders on different continents: the Portuguese experience (CANCELED)

Po9 Sabrina Guerra Moscoso – Humboldt and the Geographical Album of the Americas

Po10 Olof Karsvall – The first large-scale maps of Sweden 1630–1700 as a digital resource

Po11 Diana Lange – Considerations about a Chinese ‘Map of the World’ at the Museum am Rothenbaum in Hamburg

Po12 Carme Montaner & Francesc Nadal – Catalonia as a test field of the Carte de l'État-Major of France: the beginnings in the use of contour lines (1823-1827)

Po13 Magdalena Peszko – Mapping of the Levant: A Carto-bibliography of Printed Maps of the Levant from 1477 to 1850

Po14 Bárbara Polo Martín – The cartographer of the Spanish 20th Century: Antonio Revenga Carbonell

Po15 Ekaterina Simonova Gudzenko – A Pictorial Quiz Map of Japan (1843-1846)

Po16 Maria Luisa Sturani and Paola Pressenda – River mapping in the Sabaudian States (16th-18th centuries): how to fix a mobile landscape feature

Po17 Benjamin van der Linde and Peter Zietlow – Hand coloured maps – The Development of European and Asian colouring techniques and the meaning of colour (17th to 19th century)

Po18 Nataliya Vinogradova – The Vienna method of pictorial statistics and Soviet cartography in 1930s

Po19 Wei-Ting Yang 楊偉婷 – Study of Japanese Cartography: the case of Nansenbushu 南瞻部洲 Map

Po20 Jiajing Zhang – Yellow River Maps in Chinese Local Gazetteer

Po21 Alexei Volkov - On the origin of two maps of Vietnam by Alexandre de Rhodes

Po22 Sethykar Sam An - Cambodian Hydrography according to pre-modern Western maps: The case of Tongle Sap Lake



Coffee break



Workshops (registration required):

W3 Marissa Griffioen and Bram Vannieuwenhuyze – Maps in Context. A new online database linking textual records to old maps

W4 Madelon Simons – A walk with the painter and mapmaker Cornelis Anthonisz

W5 Reinder Storm and Marieke van Delft – ‘History of the Netherlands in 100 Maps’. How a book comes to be

W6 Djoeke van Netten (with Chet van Duzer, Isabel Casteels, Thomas Horst, Erling Sandmo, Martijn Storms, Weixuan Li, Edward Mac Gillavry, Rombert Stapel and Marlies Vermeulen) – Mapmakers and Uncertainty. (Early) Modern Discussions

W7 Jan Werner and IJsbrand van Dijk – Amsterdam City Walks


History of Cartography project


Map Fair. Rotonde.


Lunch break


Parallel Sessions

S17 Atlases. Mauritszaal. (chair: Peter van der Krogt):

P49 Dirk Imhof – The problematic sale of Abraham Ortelius’s Spanish atlas in the seventeenth century

P50 Marijn Rang and Martijn Storms – A quantitative analysis of 175 years of atlas production in the Netherlands

P51 Gilles Palsky – An Atlas at the Time of National Disenchantment: The Atlas de France of the French National Committee of Geography (1921-1946)

S18 Country Maps. Leeszaal. (chair: Joost Depuydt):

P52 Andrew Cookson – The origins of the earliest printed maps of France; leads and links

P53 Antti Jakobsson – The first general map of Finland 1:400 000 1863-1963 - The most detailed map of the country for 100 years

P54 Hieu Phung – One Land in Two Maps: Where Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese Map Users Diverged

S19 Special Session 5: From the Captain’s Cabin to the Scientist’s Desk: Genealogies of Cartographic Knowledge about the Oceans, c.1850s–1940s (organiser: Wolfgang Struck) Maximazaal. chair: Wolfgang Struck):

P55 Iris Schröder – Mapping Oceans in the Age of Connectivity: Herrmann Berghaus’ “Chart of the World” (1863–1924)

P56 Felix Schürmann – Forming Oceanic Space: Sailing, Mapping, and Imagining the Mid-nineteenth Century Pacific

P57 Frederic Theis – From Sketches to Charts. Information Transfer between navigators and the German Hydrographic Agencies in the 19th and early 20th Centuries


Coffee break


Parallel Sessions

S20a Maps and Health. Leeszaal. (chair: Karen Wigen):

P58 Kris Butler – English Drink Maps Created to Change Licensing Laws

P59 Lauren Killingsworth – “With Maps Illustrative of the Disease”: Medical Cartography in Late Nineteenth-Century Colonial India

S20b Maps and Surveys (chair: Jan Trachet)

P60 Martin Hendriks – The analysis of old manuscript maps of Isaac van Geelkercken, based on the method of Delano-Smith and the paramap concept of Wood and Fels

P61 Luca Berardi – An experiment of property mapping in the Ottoman Empire: the survey of Hüdavedigar province (1858)

S21 Medieval Maps. Maximazaal. (chair: Evelyn Edson):

P62 Christopher Rouse – When in the World are Gog and Magog? Ideology, Temporalities and the Apocalypse on the Hereford Mappa Mundi

P63 Jaakko Tahkokallio – The Date, Origin and Context of Production of the Twelfth-Century Uppsala Map of the Holy Land (UUB MS C.691)

P64 Tobias Hrynick – The Many Britains of Matthew Paris: Re-Examining Paris’s Map of Britain in Relation to his Oxford Map of the Holy Land

P65 Helen Davies – The Vercelli Mappa Mundi: Recovery and Context

S22 Maps and War. Mauritszaal. (chair: Quentin Morcrette):

P66 Junia Furtado – The War of Salvador city (1624-25) in a new cartographical perspective: The Dutch and the Luso-Spanish disputes in maps

P67 Andrew Doll – The Siege of Jasna Góra, 1655 - Confessional and Theological Cartography

P68 Thomas Horst – Cartographic Cimelia destroyed »with Fire and Sword«? The Unwritten Story of the unique Map Collection of the former Bavarian Army Library

P69 Stig Roar Svenningsen, Mads Linnet Perner and Thomas Theis Nielsen – Cartographic exchange among Warsaw-pact countries: The case of the topographic mapping of Denmark

Imago Mundi Board Meeting

Thursday 18/07


Parallel Sessions

S23 World Maps – Part 1. Mauritszaal (chair: Matthew Edney):

P70 Evelyn Edson – A Map for Prester John

P71 Gregory C. McIntosh – The “Aberrant and Puzzling” Pesaro (Oliveriana) Manuscript Planisphere: A Copy of a Copy of a Copy?

P72 Toshiyuki Shimazu – Learning Mercator through Arrowsmith: The Earliest Printed Japanese World Map on the Mercator Projection

S24 Special Session 6: The end of the Road (organisers: Quentin Morcrette, Jordana Dym and James R. Akerman). Maximazaal. (chair: Mary Pedley):

P73 Quentin Morcrette – From one to multiple and back: Automobile routes and maps from paper to screen

P74 Jordana Dym – Grounding Pricked Lines: Roads, Routes and Early European Travelers’ Maps, ca. 1450-1700

P75 James R. Akerman – Prescribed Routes and Prescribed Vision in 19th and 20th Century Travel Cartography

S25 Missionary cartography. Leeszaal. (chair: Mario Cams):

P76 Eloi Ficquet – Jesuit model, revised spellings and Ethiopian itineraries: exposing the layers of the map of Ethiopia co-written by Hiob Ludolf and Abba Gorgoryos (1683)

P77 Marco Caboara – Jesuit networks of Cartographic knowledge of China in the Seventeenth Century as seen in two previously unknown maps produced in Rome

P78 Xue Zhang – Measuring the World: The Use of Longitude and Latitude in Early Modern China


Coffee break


S26 Plenary session 3. Maximazaal. (chair: Gijs Boink):

P79 Angelo Cattaneo – A Forgotten Mutual Heritage: Cosimo III de’ Medici's Collection of Dutch and Portuguese Maps. Science and Knowledge in Seventeenth-Century Global Contexts

P80 Martin Vailly – The map outside the map. François Le Large, Coronelli’s great terrestrial globe and the French geographical culture (1704-1714)

P81 Nick Baron – Soviet School Maps: Concepts of Visual Learning and the Construction of Stalinist Space


Lunch break



Workshops (registration required, these are only taking place when there are too many registrations for the Wednesday options):

W3 Marissa Griffioen and Bram Vannieuwenhuyze – Maps in Context. A new online database linking textual records to old maps

W4 Madelon Simons – A walk with the painter and mapmaker Cornelis Anthonisz

W7 Jan Werner, Reinder Storm and IJsbrand van Dijk – Amsterdam City Walks


Parallel Sessions

S27 Special Session 7: Historic Route Maps in East Asia (organisers: Richard A. Pegg, Elke Papelitzky, Max Moerman). Maximazaal. Chair: Jordana Dym:

P82 Elke Papelitzky – Shi Shibiao's map of Southeast Asia

P83 Max Moerman – From Pilgrimage Routes to Trade Routes: The Altered Itineraries of 18th-century Japanese Buddhist World Maps

P84 Richard A. Pegg – Route Maps and Ships: Chinese Tribute from Fuzhou to Naha

S28 Maps in the Digital World. Mauritszaal. (chair: Rombert Stapel):

P85 Johanna Skurnik and Henrikki Tenkanen – Novel approaches to study the circulation of cartographic knowledge using machine learning

P86 Jan Trachet – Pourbus Troubadour. Cycling, mapping and communicating a 16th C. map of the landscape around Bruges

P87 Heather Victoria Hill – Searching for Paganland: The difficulties of digital medieval mapping

S29 Miscellaneous. Leeszaal. (chair: Reinder Storm):

P88 Silviu Anghel – ‘Between the River and the Water’. The Ethnographic Cartography of Dobroudja

P89 Pierre Ange Salvadori – Dis-Orienting the Map: Sacred Cartography and the Placement of the North at the Top of Maps in the Renaissance

P90 Petra Svatek – Cartography in political context – The Department of Geography of Friedrich Wilhelm University Berlin 1933-1945


Coffee break


Parallel Sessions

S30 World Maps – Part 2. Mauritszaal. (chair: Matthew Edney):

P91 Ian Fowler – Kosmographiya: A re-examination of the influence of Cosmas Indicopleustes through an eighteenth century Russian mappa mundi

P92 David Weimer – Tracing Cartographic Circulation in the Euler and Rhode’s Composite Map of a Bulging Earth

S31 British Maps Through the Times. Leeszaal. (chair: Peter Barber):

P93 Karen Rann – A line drawn: the tortuous progress of contours onto British Maps

P94 John W. Mackey – Capitalism Comes to Cymru: Mapping Industrialisation in Nineteenth-Century Wales

S32 Maps and Texts. Maximazaal. Chair: Jörn Seemann (this session will last until 17h):

P95 Carolina Martinez – Hic sunt gigantes? Patagonia in the Golden Age of Dutch Cartography

P96 Zur Shalev – Sacred Geography and the Enlightenment: The Case of Adrian Reland (1676-1718)

P97 Tom Conley – Cartographic Fictions: Béroalde de Verville and his Voyage des princes fortunez (1610) (CANCELED)


Welcome, exposition and book presentation in the Amsterdam City Archives


Friday 19/07


Parallel Sessions

S33 Special Session 8: New Techniques for Old Maps? Two Medieval Examples (organiser: Catherine Delano-Smith). Maximazaal. Chair: Paul D. A. Harvey:

P98 Catherine Delano-Smith – The Historians’ Questions: the Gough Map of Britain (c.1400?)

P99 Emmanuelle Vagnon – New researches on the Albi Map (8th century): Manuscript and Context

P100 David Messinger – The Scientist’s Approach: Pigment Mapping of the Gough Map Using Hyperspectral Imaging

S34 Twenty-century U.S. cartography. Mauritszaal. (chair: Jim Akerman):

P101 Patrick Ellis – Motion-Picture Mappaemundi: Pictorial Cartography and Film Locations in California, 1928–1940

P102 Stephen McFarland – Putting Workers on the Map: Contours of 20th Century U.S. Labor Cartography

P103 Stephen J. Hornsby – Hippie Maps and City Views: California's Counterculture Cartography


Coffee break



S35 Plenary session 4. Maximazaal. (chair: Marc Hameleers):

P104 Martijn Storms – Maps under the hammer: a reconstruction of the auction of Cornelis Krayenhoff’s map collection

P105 Philip Jagessar – ‘Showing definitely a state of things which is in essence indefinite’: The Linguistic Survey’s mapping of languages in late colonial India, 1898 – 1928


Lunch break. Group Photo


ISHMap meeting


Coffee break


Final key-note. Maximazaal.

K3 Günter Schilder - Early Dutch Sailing across the World’s Oceans. A Chapter in Dutch Maritime Cartography

Closing Ceremony


Boat Trip to het Scheepvaartmuseum


Welcome and exposition in Het Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam


Conference Diner in Het Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam